Introduction to demo version

Welcome to this demo version of the electronic Ormulum!
 
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As of March 1999, the package consists of two extracts from the Ormulum:

Colour coding

In the diplomatic edition of the text of MS Junius 1, the following colour coding has been used:

Light brown: original text which has been deleted (cancelled with a pen stroke).
Magenta: original text which has been erased (scraped off with the knife).
Bright green: original character altered by means of overwriting.
Olive: Immediate/early correction over erasure (correction made during the original production of the manuscript page).
Bright blue: early marginal/interlinear correction.
Dark red: late changes/additions.
Dark grey: marginal guide letters for large initials.


Navigation

In the diplomatic edition, you can move between text columns in a variety of ways:

However, since the Orrm fonts need to be displayed at a fairly large size to look good on screen, it may be desirable to enlarge the text area. You do that by clicking and dragging the boundary between the thumbnail/menu area and the text/comment area. What you gain in an increased text area will be lost in reduced navigation possibilities: while the menu is hidden you can only use the links in the actual text.


Character coding

In the representation of some of Ormís characters, the guiding principle has been to use the normal modern letter shapes to represent Orm’s ‘unmarkedí (most frequent) character in the critical edition (if the contrast is marked at all):

Ormís flat-topped <g> // is represented by a flat-topped g in the diplomatic edition, by a modern standard <g> in the critical edition.
Ormís round <g> // is represented by a round | in the diplomatic edition, by a dotted <g> in the critical edition: |
Ormís long <s> is represented as s in the diplomatic edition, by a normal modern <s> in the critical edition.
Ormís half-long <s> is represented as = in the diplomatic edition, by a normal modern <s> in the critical edition.
Ormís round <s> is represented by a normal modern <s> in both editions.
Ormís lower case letters <h>, <m>, <n>, and <r> with the shape of the corresponding versals are represented by special characters in the diplomatic edition, as in ėa¿¦e and aėæą.
 


Font requirements

This demo version of the electronic Ormulum edition has been coded in HTML for viewing with a web browser capable of running JavaScript under Windows (Netscape Communicator 4.04 was used as the development tool). There is at present no Macintosh-compatible version of text files or fonts.

The following TrueType fonts will have to be installed on your computer for the proper display of text, glossary and comments:

      the OrmDemo fonts (available here)
      the Orrm fonts (available here)
      Symbol
      Wingdings

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